The story of Undead Randy, the “Shirt Off Our Back Against Cancer” Charity Project and the Walker Stalker Convention Auction Atlanta 2014.
SO, this is my first post on Moviepilot and I'd like to use it to introduce to you a cause very close to a dear friend's heart. Be kind to me readers!
Not every day do you get a chance to help a lot of people in one shot. For me this is my shot to make a difference. While I won’t make any money and many will forget who I am after the project is over, I want to be able to have a chance to help those who need and are battling cancer. (Undead Randy)
One AMAZING Cause:
This auction will be in aid of RAISING SPIRITS FOR ST. JUDE, a "Friends & Fans for St. Jude" campaign benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The cause was founded by Laura Richter to help raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital within the local music community. As a paranormal investigator, it was only natural that she introduce her volunteer fundraising into the “ghost community,” and in 2010 the “Raising Spirits for St. Jude” campaign was established. In 2012, the campaign was expanded into the horror community. (Credits)
One AMAZING Family:
The Walking Dead family, CAST CREW and FANS.
One AMAZING Individual:
Undead Randy was born and raised just North of Boston. A writer, photographer, media producer and occasional on air type, he studied film and media production in the Copley-Back Bay area of Boston.
I am sure most of you are wondering why this project is so important for me. A lot of us will know someone who will get some form of cancer in their lives. Whether its skin cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer etc. Last year, when I started phase 01 of this idea/project, was the 15 year anniversary of the passing of my 1st cousin on my mother side. TN battled for many years with brain cancer. He was only 28 when he died and reportedly had only 24-30% of his brain left. His main passion was cars and repairing them. He always dreamed of owning his own shop but mostly directed his talents to model car kits. TN also enjoyed taking in Zombie flicks and would watch them often.
A few years ago my brother MF dealt with bladder cancer. Though cleared, last year he had a set back and is currently undergoing biopsies and tests to pinpoint the details. MF is a paramedic and spent many years sacrificing his body and health to help others.
For me, personally, cancer is hitting close to home. Last year the timing seemed right to pursue this idea and it just seems like the right thing to do. (Undead Randy)
I apologise for saying AMAZING on more than one occasion during this post, but as you will agree, the passion and dedication to the cause from this one man is simply phenomenal! A mountain of hard work has already been invested into this project☺
One AMAZING The Walking Dead Auction Item:
The charity item is a one-of-a-kind custom designed hockey jersey, Atlanta Walkers, based on The Walking Dead theme. It has the D. Dixon nameplate, #77 (Daryl’s angel wings) and A assistant captain’s jersey flock.
Signed by various Cast and Crew members of The Walking Dead hit TV SHOW and Mellisa Hutchison aka Clementine from Telltale's The Walking Dead, the jersey is to be auctioned to highest bidder in the auction starting October 8th 2014.
The auction will end on 10/18/2014 at Walker Stalker Convention in Atlanta.
ALL proceeds will go to St Judes via Raising Spirits.
SO FAR the Jersey is signed by:
- Gregory Nicotero TWD CREW
- Micheal Cudlitz aka Abraham TWD CAST
- Lawrence Gilliard Jr aka Bob TWD CAST
- Mellisa Hutchison aka Clementine of Telltale's The Walking Dead
- IronE Singleton aka TDog TWD CAST
- Emily Kinney aka Beth Greene TWD CAST
- Steven Yeun aka Glenn the Pizza Boy TWD CAST
- Alanna Masterson aka Tara TWD CAST
- Lew Temple aka Axel TWD CAST
- Madison Lintz aka Sophia TWD CAST
- Addy Miller aka Fuzzy Bunny Slipper Walker TWD CAST
- Brighton Sharbino aka Lizzie TWD CAST
- Eulyn Womble Costume Designer TWD CREW
- Chad Coleman aka Tyreese TWD CAST
- Lauren Cohen aka Maggie Green TWD CAST
- Travis Love aka Shumpert TWD CAST
- Sonequa Martin-Green aka Sasha TWD CAST
- Laurie Holden aka Andrea TWD CAST
MORE signatures will be added from those cast/crew attending the Walker Stalker Convention in Atlanta 2014!
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU COULD OWN THIS UNIQUE ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEM, VISIT http://undeadrandy.net/charity-project/ OR FOLLOW THE MAN @UndeadRandy ON TWITTER #shirtoffbackagainstcancer2014
Credits: http://www.stjudefans.org/raisingspirits.htm http://undeadrandy.net/charity-project/ I am @chellewoodhouse, a UK fangirl, you have all been awesome! Hit me up for any The Walking Dead related.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE AUTHOR COMMENTS FURTHER TO 'TOP TV SERIES', FACEBOOK HEADLINE BELOW DATED 21/03/214: ——————————————————————————
►►►"Want to win A WALKING DEAD HOCKEY JERSEY...
(wait for it...)
... thats SIGNED by the whole CAST?!"◄◄◄
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ✍ Sincerest apologies for any confusion that has arose from the Top TV Series Headline on Facebook as above. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ✍ Facebook 'Top TV Series'/Moviepilot were given the article to read prior to this headline and unfortunately a few mistakes were made when writing the headline for the page's viewers on Facebook. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ✍ As the author of this article, I AGREE their headline was misleading. This is an AUCTION, and yes you can 'win' the jersey AT AUCTION but I feel this was not stated CLEARLY on the headline and has caused possible frustration and confusion amongst readers. ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ✍ ALSO, the Jersey has been/will be signed by dozens of The Walking Dead cast PAST & PRESENT and a few additional bonus signatures, but NOT 'THE WHOLE CAST' as stated on the Facebook headline. The 'whole cast' was NEVER stated in my article. Again an error on Top TV Series' part. I wholeheartedly agree with you, not only was the headline incorrect, it was also very misleading. I can only apologise to readers for this error. As you can imagine, it is very frustrating for me as the author of the article, a fangirl who is simply trying to get some exposure for my friend's charity auction to read of this. Once again Sincerest apologies to all of our readers and I hope you will all follow the cause via UndeadRandy on Twitter. ♥♥♥♥Sweetness